Hornets suffer last-gasp Hoops heartbreak

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie celebrates giving Watford the lead. Picture: Action Images

5:14pm Monday 21st April 2014

A brave Watford performance which was laced with quality for large periods went unrewarded as the curse of the late goal struck yet again to give Queens Park Rangers a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford can't make dominance count at QPR

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney is the Hornets top scorer. Picture: Action Images

3:55pm Monday 21st April 2014

Watford were unable to make their dominance count during the first half at Loftus Road as the contest with QPR remained goalless at half-time.

Hornets keep play-off dream alive

Watford Observer: Gabriele Angella celebrates his goal with a fan. Picture: Action Images

5:16pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Watford kept alive their hopes of a late play-off charge with a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town to move within five points off sixth spot with a game in hand.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Riera strike keeps Watford's play-off hopes alive

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

3:49pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A fine Albert Riera goal means Watford currently lead fellow play-off chasers Ipswich Town 1-0 at Vicarage Road.

Late Almunia error hands Millwall a point

Watford Observer: A dejected Manuel Almunia at half-time. Picture: Action Images

5:17pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Manuel Almunia's last gasp error gifted Millwall an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time after Almen Abdi had handed Watford an 86th minute lead.

Hornets' long wait for home win against Leeds is over

Watford Observer: Hornets' long wait for home win against Leeds is over

9:55pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

It’s taken 22 years but Watford are at last able to celebrate a home win over Leeds United after a comfortable 3-0 victory tonight once again rekindled hopes of a late charge for the play-offs.

Hornets held by promotion-chasing Clarets

Watford Observer: Hornets held by promotion-chasing Clarets

5:20pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Watford were made to regret their failure to get a second goal as a late Scott Arfield equaliser edged Sean Dyche and his Burnley side another step closer to the Premier League following an entertaining 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.

Deeney landmark as four-goal Watford finally win away

Watford Observer: Deeney delight: the Watford striker has scored 20 goals for the second consecutive season. Picture: Action Images

5:07pm Saturday 29th March 2014

It’s taken fives months and 14 unsuccessful trips in all competitions but Watford are finally able to celebrate an away win again – and in some style – after recording a 4-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

Injury-time leveller denies Hornets seventh straight home win

Watford Observer: Marco Cassetti celebrates his first Watford goal. Picture: Dave Peters

10:03pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

An injury-time equaliser from Rudy Gestede denied Watford a seventh successive competitive home win as Blackburn Rovers recovered from appearing beaten to snatch a 3-3 draw.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Cassetti opener cancelled out

Watford Observer: Watford's Marco Cassetti. Picture: Action Images

8:38pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Watford are currently drawing 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers after a positive start diminished into a disappointing first-half display from the Hornets.

Watford's winless run at 14 after Wigan defeat

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

Watford’s winless run away from home has extended to 14 matches in all competitions following this afternoon’s 2-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford currently drawing 1-1 at Wigan

Watford Observer: Lewis McGugan could return for the Hornets against Doncaster Picture: Holly Cant

4:08pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Watford are currently drawing 1-1 with Wigan Athletic at half-time at the DW Stadium.

Watford breeze past Barnsley - and make history

Watford Observer: Cristian Battocchio opened Watford's account. Picture: Action Images

5:18pm Saturday 15th March 2014

Watford breezed past the weak challenge of Barnsley 3-0 to maintain their exceptional home form – and make club history in the process.

Petulance and awful refereeing contribute to Watford defeat

Watford Observer: Chris Sarginson should have awarded Watford a penalty and sent off Doncaster's goalkeeper before half-time. Picture: Action Images

10:03pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Watford suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat away to Doncaster Rovers as they were left to rue one of the worst refereeing decisions seen in recent memory at the Keepmoat Stadium.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Ranegie sent off as Watford trail Doncaster

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie has struck twice for the Hornets. Picture: Action Images

8:43pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Doncaster lead Watford 1-0 thanks to Chris Brown's headed goal after Hornets striker Mathias Ranegie had earlier been sent off in a controversial first half at Keepmoat Stadium.

Impressive Watford coast past abject Seasiders

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie celebrates his first Watford goal. Picture: Action Images

4:59pm Saturday 1st March 2014

Watford continue to flirt with the Championship play-offs. A 4-0 victory against Blackpool at Vicarage Road leaves the Hornets seven points off sixth place.

Watford suffer Bolton defeat

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

5:01pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

Watford endured an afternoon to forget at the Reebok Stadium as two first-half goals were enough to give Bolton Wanderers a comfortable 2-0 win in the Championship.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford architects of their own downfall as Bolton lead

Watford Observer: Joe Mason on his way to scoring Bolton Wanderers' second goal. Picture: Action Images

Watford were handed several warnings which they didn’t listen to during the first half against Bolton Wanderers, so the visitors can have few complaints that they are currently 2-0 down at the break.

Liverpool knock Watford out of the FA Youth Cup

Watford Observer: Watford's Alex Jakubiak scored twice in the 2-2 draw against Luton Town. Picture: Holly Cant

8:55pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Watford are out of the FA Youth Cup at the fifth round stage after Liverpool’s 2-0 victory at Vicarage Road.

Watford held to stalemate by gutsy Glovers

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

9:42pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

Watford were unable to take full advantage of their game in hand in the Championship as they were held to a goalless draw at bottom of the table Yeovil Town.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Goalless between Watford and Yeovil

Watford Observer: Watford's Ikechi Anya and Yeovil Town's Jamie McAllister in action. Picture: Action Images

9:02pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

Watford's match against Yeovil Town remained goalless at half-time despite an end to end first period at Huish Park.

Deeney penalty downs Boro as two players see red

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney scores Watford's decisive penalty. Picture: Action Images

5:02pm Saturday 15th February 2014

The gap to the Championship’s top six is down to six points after Watford again rolled up their sleeves to battle to a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough in a game which saw both sides play the last half-an-hour with ten men.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Disallowed goal means it's goalless

Watford Observer: Jonathan Bond. Picture: Action Images

4:05pm Saturday 15th February 2014

A disallowed Middlesbrough goal ensured today’s game with Watford remained goalless at half-time.

Hornets battle to Blues win

Watford Observer: Hornets battle to Blues win

9:58pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

It was far from pretty and Watford had to scrap but they have recorded a third successive home win for the first time this season in all competitions after beating Birmingham City 1-0 at Vicarage Road tonight.

Hornets pegged back at death

Watford Observer: Sean Murray is congratulated after putting Watford 2-0 up. Picture: Action Images

5:13pm Saturday 8th February 2014

A superb Danny Drinkwater strike in the fourth minute of injury time prevented Watford from making it back-to-back wins as table toppers Leicester City fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

Hornets enjoying winning feeling again

Watford Observer: Hornets enjoying winning feeling again

5:10pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

Watford have halted their slide down the Championship table after securing a deserved 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Anya goal sees Watford lead Brighton

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

3:47pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

Watford are currently on course for just their third win in 18 matches as they lead Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 at half time.

Watford surrender two-goal lead to lose at Forest

Watford Observer: Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies celebrates victory. Picture: Action Images

10:08pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Gabriele Angella’s double was not enough to give Watford a much-needed Championship win against Nottingham Forest as the Hornets squandered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at the City Ground.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Audacious Angella hands Watford the advantage

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

8:45pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Watford currently lead Nottingham Forest 1-0 after an audacious near-post flick by Gabriele Angella opened the scoring.

Pride to the fore as Hornets' cup hopes end

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney celebrates putting Watford in dreamland at the Etihad. Picture: Action Images

5:05pm Saturday 25th January 2014

Watford can head home from the Etihad Stadium with their heads more than held high after coming within less than ten minutes of forcing an FA Cup fourth round replay, only for Manchester City’s multi-million-pound assembled array of stars to finally prevail 4-2.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford on verge of FA Cup upset

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4:10pm Saturday 25th January 2014

Don’t say it too loud but Watford are on the verge of one of the biggest FA Cup upsets in recent memory as they lead high-flying Manchester City 2-0 at half-time at the Etihad.

Ten-man Hornets hold out for Cherries point

Watford Observer: Scored and, incorrectly, sent off: Gabriele Angella. Picture: Action Images

5:18pm Saturday 18th January 2014

The record books will show today’s trip to Bournemouth ended in a 1-1 draw for Watford – the Hornets’ seventh in succession in all competitions on their travels – but that doesn’t begin to tell the story of a dramatic afternoon that saw the visitors reduced to ten men and have two penalties controversially awarded against them.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Angella snatches the advantage late on

Watford Observer: Cristian Battocchio started for Watford despite speculation he may be leaving on loan. Picture: Action Images

4:09pm Saturday 18th January 2014

Watford snatched the opening goal in first-half injury-time against Bournemouth to lead at the break.

Hornets advance in cup

Watford Observer: Beppe Sannino congratulates Davide Faraoni. Picture: Action Images

9:56pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

The margin of victory should have been more convincing but Watford will travel to the winners of tomorrow night’s replay between Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup fourth round after beating Bristol City 2-0 in their own replay at Vicarage Road tonight.

Beaten Hornets left to count cost of missed chances

Watford Observer: Beaten Hornets left to count cost of missed chances

5:18pm Saturday 11th January 2014

Watford’s unbeaten run under Beppe Sannino is over after they were beaten 1-0 by Reading at Vicarage Road – although they will be wondering how they didn’t take at least a point from the game.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford behind to early Reading goal

3:53pm Saturday 11th January 2014

Reading currently lead Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road Stadium after Kaspars Gorkss headed the visitors in front early into the contest.

Hornets taken to FA Cup replay

Watford Observer: Sean Murray celebrates his goal with Connor Smith. Picture: Action Images

4:58pm Saturday 4th January 2014

Watford will be in the hat for tomorrow’s FA Cup fourth round draw but they will have to try again to get through following a 1-1 draw at Bristol City this afternoon.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Still goalless at Ashton Gate

Watford Observer: Lewis McGugan scored Watford's second equaliser. Picture: Action Images

3:54pm Saturday 4th January 2014

Beppe Sannino’s first FA Cup game is currently 0-0 although a Lewis McGugan-inspired Watford have gone close to scoring on several occasions against Bristol City.

Hornets hold Rangers in goalless stalemate

Watford Observer: Hornets hold Rangers in goalless stalemate

5:10pm Sunday 29th December 2013

Watford remain unbeaten under Beppe Sannino but they had to settle for a point after a goalless draw with Queens Park Rangers at Vicarage Road.

Fine four-goal showing gets Hornets back to winning ways

Watford Observer: Happy Hornets: Ikechi Anya celebrates his goal. Picture: Action Images

3:15pm Thursday 26th December 2013

Watford’s ten-game wait for a win is over and Beppe Sannino has his first victory as head coach after Millwall were impressively beaten 4-0 at Vicarage Road.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford look set to end winless run

Watford Observer: Fernando Forestieri continued his run of scoring form for Watford yesterday. Picture: Action Images

1:50pm Thursday 26th December 2013

Watford look set to secure their first victory in 11 outings in Beppe Sannino’s debut home game, with his side leading ten-man Millwall 2-0 at half time.

Sannino starts with Portman Road point

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney scored Watford's first goal and set up the second. Picture: Action Images

5:00pm Saturday 21st December 2013

It is now ten games without a win for Watford but Giuseppe Sannino has his first point on the board as Hornets boss after his new charges came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Goalless in Sannino's first Watford game

Watford Observer: Giuseppe Sannino. Picture: Action Images

4:03pm Saturday 21st December 2013

Watford are currently drawing 0-0 with Ipswich Town in Giuseppe Sannino’s first game in charge of the club.

Hornets' home horrors continue

Watford Observer: Hornets' home horrors continue

5:14pm Saturday 14th December 2013

It is 23 years since Vicarage Road has seen anything comparable but that is how far you have to go back to find the last time Watford lost five consecutive home league games following their 1-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Wickham goal gives Owls the advantage

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

3:59pm Saturday 14th December 2013

Watford are currently losing 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday after Connor Wickham’s free kick gave the visitors the advantage.

Deeney rescues late point for Watford at Leeds

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney. Picture: Action Images

5:11pm Saturday 7th December 2013

Troy Deeney scored two goals, including one four minutes from time, to salvage a valuable point for Watford in an enthralling 3-3 draw at Leeds United.

Watford secure hard-fought point at Burnley

Watford Observer: Burnley's Scott Arfield in action with Watford's George Thorne. Picture: Action Images

9:46pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Watford secured a morale-boosting 0-0 draw at high-flying Burnley to prevent a third consecutive defeat in the Championship and relieve some pressure on head coach Gianfranco Zola.

Watford's winless run extended to six with embarrassing defeat

Watford Observer: Watford's winless run extended to six with embarrassing defeat

5:07pm Saturday 30th November 2013

Watford’s winless run extended to six matches and it became four consecutive defeats in a row at home following this afternoon’s 3-0 defeat to the side who were bottom of the Championship heading into the contest.

Watford beaten at home again after Almunia error

Watford Observer: A dejected Manuel Almunia at half-time. Picture: Action Images

5:20pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

Watford have slumped to their third consecutive home defeat and have now gone five matches without a victory after a horrible mistake by Manuel Almunia allowed Bolton Wanderers to claim a 1-0 victory.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Almunia error hands Bolton the advantage

Watford Observer: Manuel Almunia could return against Cardiff City on Saturday.

4:07pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

Watford are currently losing 1-0 to Bolton Wanderers after a howler from Manuel Almunia led to Jermaine Beckford opening the scoring.



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